Wallpaper problem

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by furious_customer, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Have been wallpapering the spare room with some wallpaper from ilovewallpaper.com

    Papering straight onto a wall that has only ever been painted - I am finding that when I present the paper onto the wall it grabs firmly instantly and won't let me slide it across a little to match the pattern.

    Do I just need to be more generous with the paste?
     
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Is it paste the wall? If so put more on if it's paste the paper also lightly paste the wall while the paper soaks as this will provide good slip.
     
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  3. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Size the wall. Look that up. If wall is just contact emulsion seal with beeline sealer or size it. I prefer to seal. Guess surface is sucking paste too quick and it's grabbing. Damp sponge will take off contact emulsion with good rub if you want to test
     
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I would of advised sealing it but the op had already started......in fact I would of lined the wall first for a superior finish to be totally honest, but post went dead.
     
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  5. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Sorry for the slow replies guys!
    It is paste the paper - just realised that I hadn't been allowing the 5 mins soak time recommended so wondering if this was an issue?

    I still have another wall to do so will size that one first.
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes would be a problem as the paper will absorb the paste unevenly unless soaked correctly.
     

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